In the heart of downtown Weaverville lies a beautifully constructed Japanese-style venue. The building was constructed after the previous building suffered extensive fire damage. Keelan McCoy, Cameron Patton and Ward Patton purchased this destroyed space and created a new venue set in the old building’s footprint. The space has been carefully crafted for wedding ceremonies, musical events, private dinners and unique alternatives to corporate retreats. Preserving the original gardens, the Weaver House is a new construction but pays tribute to the old and is a gathering spot for groups to meet and celebrate.
The main hall is timber-framed, a custom design built in the old style of Japanese architecture, with no exposed bolts or metal fasteners. With a fully equipped catering kitchen, a lavish bar with specialty cocktails, state-of-the-art sound equipment and a luxurious bridal suite, Weaver House aims to please.
“We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainable practices among Western North Carolina event spaces and businesses,” Keelan says.
One of the most incredible features of the Weaver House is the almost full acre of manicured Japanese gardens. The entire property is fenced with bamboo, which creates an intimate and private setting. The gardens were originally planted more than a decade ago by nationally acclaimed Japanese gardener Masashi Oshita and feature ornamental plants such as Japanese maples, dogwoods, crepe myrtles and redbuds. The attention to detail within the garden makes the outside space an extremely popular place for photos. There is also a beautiful tea house water feature and an 850-square-foot stone patio.
The elegantly lit bar of Weaver House offers approachable and creative cocktails, each created with a uniquely Japanese element, and all under $10.
“One of my favorites is named The Honorable Death. It is a house barrel-aged cocktail with a blend of bourbon, Japanese whiskey, maple syrup and bitters,” Keelan says.
On nights it isn't reserved for private events, the Weaver House is open to the public for music and drinks from 4 p.m. until close, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Flexibility is key for the Weaver House, and they offer an all-inclusive package for weddings and events. Attention to detail is evident in the layout and organization of the facility.
“We all kept coming back to the idea of providing a space to breathe for our clients. Our quiet, private location and relaxing gardens, as well as our full-service hospitality, are all intended to make the planning process seamless so clients can focus on what matters most: creating memories with their guests,” Keelan says.
Weaver House will continue hosting special community events in 2019. It is their goal to create a lasting relationship with Weaverville and Asheville residents. Weaver House welcomes readers of Asheville Lifestyle to visit their space. For more information, follow Weaver House on Instagram @weaverevelry.
“It has been a privilege to revive this historic space in downtown Weaverville. Weaver House wants to be a space that helps create many new memories for our community. The local community has come out, and we are honored and encouraged by their support.”